The Springboard women's development programme 


Springboard is a leading UK-based women’s development programme designed by Jenny Daisley and Liz Willis, for women. The British Council initiated the programme to help Arab women to release their potentials and achieve success in both their personal and professional lives.

The programme has won several international awards. It has been running around the world for different organizations including universities, government departments, city councils and banks. Some of the participating organizations include HSBC and the BBC.

Hundreds of employers have sent their female staff on the Springboard programmes and have benefited of their staff being highly motivated and much better at communication.


Who is it suitable for?

The Springboard programme is pro-women but it does not exclude men. It has been designed for women because research has shown that on personal development programmes, women succeed better in a supportive all female environment.

The programme suits both working and non-working women who are looking to achieve more in life.

This could be a new job opportunity, a promotion, the opening of her new business, marriage or other. The programme will equip women with the confidence required by providing them with the skills that will help them achieve that goal and its required adaptation.

With over 180,000 global users, Springboard is the premier personal and work development programme for both individuals and organisations. Catering to women at any age or stage in life and from all backgrounds, whether working or not working, it enables women to take more control over their lives by identifying the clear, practical and realistic steps that they need to take and by developing the skills and confidence to take them.

If your organisations is engaged with our developing women’s outreach programmes, or if you want to develop your staff to their full potential and provide them opportunities to grow within the organisation, then Springboard is ideal for you.


What does the programme consist of?

The programme consists of five major components:

  •  four workshops (participants should attend them all)
  •  a special workbook packed with practical activities and ideas
  •  positive role models: there will be a guest speaker at each workshop sharing her success story
  •  support backup
  •  networking with other women.

What topics are Involved?

Over a period of three months, the programme tackles issues such as:

  • understanding yourself
  • identifying your values
  • confidence building
  • setting goals
  • managing feelings
  • promoting a positive image
  • networking and support
  • assertiveness
  • work-life balance
  • aising energy levels and managing anxiety.

What we expect from you

We expect from you:

  • the interest and desire to to make changes and improve your life
  • dedicating time at home to complete exercises in the workbook
  • the commitment to attend the four workshops.

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